Nigeria jihadists kill 5 soldiers, kidnap 35 civilians

Nigeria jihadists kill five soldiers, kidnap 35 civilians in two attacks

The military convoy was hit in northeast Borno state on Saturday

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Five Nigerian soldiers were killed when Islamic State-aligned jihadists ambushed a military convoy and 35 civilians were also kidnapped in another attack, military sources said on Sunday.

The military convoy was hit in northeast Borno state on Saturday, and militants also attacked a transport convoy in the same region a day before, kidnapping 35 people and killing one woman.